Binance Partners With IdentityMind for Enhanced Compliance and Security

Binance has partnered with Medici Ventures’ portfolio company IdentityMind, a risk management and regulatory-technology compliance platform, in a bid to enhance its fraud protection and compliance protocols. The companies announced the deal on March 26, 2019, calling it “a joint mission to help raise the industry’s standard.” Founded in 2014, IdentityMind provides anti-money laundering services,…

VeriBlock’s Bitcoin-Backed Security Protocol Goes Live

After a year on its testnet, the VeriBlock blockchain went live yesterday on the Bitcoin mainnet, allowing exchanges, wallet providers, merchants and other crypto businesses to leverage Bitcoin’s robust blockchain security. Now that it’s live on the mainnet, VeriBlock’s model extends the Bitcoin blockchain’s security protection from 51-percent attacks to non-Bitcoin blockchains by linking them…

Samourai Wallet Adds Tor Integration in Privacy Push

Samourai Wallet announced this month that its latest update supports Tor integration, offering additional privacy for users. What Does Tor Integration Enable? In a conversation with Bitcoin Magazine, Samourai’s lead developer, who is known simply as “TD,” gave a rundown of the Tor integration. He explained that using the Tor integration before creating a new…

Bitmain’s IPO Filing Has Expired

Bitmain’s long-anticipated initial public offering (IPO) filing with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange is officially a bust. The mining titan’s IPO expired on Tuesday, March 26, 2019. Bitmain filed the application for its IPO on September 26, 2018, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange had six months to decide whether to reject the filing, graduate…

U.K. Brexit Deal Beamed Into Space Through Blockstream’s Satellite Messaging App

Earlier this month, blockchain startup Blockstream announced that its satellite messaging application programming interface (API) was launching on Bitcoin’s mainnet. Now, one enterprising bitcoiner has used this platform to beam the U.K.’s proposed Brexit deal into space. The application allows users to beam data into space, which can be downloaded by anyone with the appropriate…